Details of Dinky 409 Bedford Articulated Lorry
The Dinky Bedford Articulated Lorry. Released in red/black and yellow/black in April 1948 at a price of 7/6. The red version was deleted by the beginning of 1949. Sales number changed to 921 in July 1953, and then it was "down-graded" to Dinky Toys in 1955 and re-numbered 409. Windows were introduced in 1960 and its last catalogue appearance was in 1960. The model was initially sold in a plain utility box, which was replaced in 1949 with a green covered box, and then a blue covered box in 1950, and then when renumbered 921 it was given the familiar blue striped box. In 1955 the box changed again to yellow lidded. Examples of the major boxes in use are shown. Shown at 3/6 on the February 1961 Dinky UK price list. The original price was 3/6 . It was available in red & black, yellow & balck finish. Released as Dinky 409 in 1948 withdrawn as Dinky 409 in 1960.
Base:tin plate base
Model features:2 tone paint, tow hook
Origin:Made in England
Vehicle type:articulated, drop side lorry
Wheels:cast ridged hubs, plain rubber tyres, spare tyre
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